Bear My Heir
Author: Anya Nowlan
A bear will do whatever's necessary for his mate, his baby... and his team. Bear My Heir is the first book in the Shifter Squad Nine series, a follow-up to the Shifter Squad Six series.
This lone wolf gets the shock of his life when he gets a bill for his wedding in Vegas. After a soap opera of a week where Rory meets his real father, attempts a hostile business takeover, torches the family business, and almost gets arrested for attempted murder, he decides a relaxing weekend is just what he needs. Vegas has a way of making a man--even one who's part wolf--forget his troubles. Rory does such a good job of wiping his mind he doesn't even remember the wedding he receives an invoice for. Did he do the unthinkable? Rory sets out to find his blushing bride, only to discover the one thing he never expected. Love. But can a wolf have a happily ever after with a mate who is on the run from danger?
Over 45 accurate depictions of honeybee, black carpenter ant, eastern box turtle, corn snake, luna moth, red fox, other creatures in eastern U.S. and Canada. Identifying captions.
Kitten Me Twice
Author: Anya Nowlan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
No wounds are deep enough to keep werelion twins from claiming what is theirs. If they get to kick some ass along the way, all the better. Kitten Me Twice is the second book in the Shifter Squad Nine series, a followup to the bestselling Shifter Squad Six series!
Our Time at Foxhollow Farm
Author: David Byars
Publisher: Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press
"Our Time at Foxhollow Farm" is a remarkable pictorial history of an eminent Hudson Valley family in the early decades of the twentieth century. Illustrated with the family s extensive collection of personal albums compiled during the nascent years of photography, it provides a fascinating insight into the regional, social, and architectural history of the era. In 1903 Tracy Dows, the son of a successful grain merchant from Manhattan, married Alice Townsend Olin, whose Livingston forebears had settled in the Rhinebeck, New York, area in the late 1600s. Dows purchased and combined several existing farms to establish his estate, Foxhollow Farm, next to Alice s ancestral home. He commissioned Harrie T. Lindeberg, a sought-after architect trained under Stanford White, to design the family home and other buildings on the property, and the Olmsted Brothers to landscape its rolling hills. The Dowses raised their three children on the estate, and led a busy social life of tennis tournaments, weddings, dinners, and dances with such friends and neighbors as the Roosevelts and the Astors. Tracy Dows devoted himself largely to the pursuit of agricultural and civic affairs at home and in the Rhinebeck community. Olin Dows, Tracy and Alice s son, became a notable painter active in President Roosevelt s Works Progress Administration. "Our Time at Foxhollow Farm" follows the Dows family from 1903 through the 1930s, documenting their life at home, social activities, and travels in America and Europe. An enthusiastic amateur photographer, Tracy Dows took many of this book s photographs himself, offering a vivid and warmly intimate perspective on privileged early twentieth-century American life."
Shifters in the Shadows
Author: J. K. Harper, Jacqueline Sweet, Scarlett Grove, Suki Selborne, Gericault, Alyse Zaftig, Kit Fawkes, Bella Love-Wins, Claire Ryann, Liv Brywood, Cynthia Fox, Anya Nowlan, Edith Hawkes, J. M. Klaire, Olivia Arran, Elianne Adams, Auriella Skye
ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME! 17 Brand-New, Exclusive, Stand-Alone Paranormal Romances. Never before released!Something bewitching hides in the night. Seductive vampires, sexy-as-hell shifters, dominating dragons, and possessive spirits will take your breath away. After one taste of their delicious darkness you'll never miss the light again! These sexy tales will seduce you with their fantastic romances and you won't find them anywhere else.Eternally Mated by Alyse Zaftig The Darkest Dragon by Anya Nowlan Summoning Her Alphas (Paranormal Alphas of Kala West #1) by Auriella Skye Cursed Mates by Bella Love-Wins Gift of the Dead by Claire Ryann The Vampire Wore Stilettos by Cynthia Fox Bear Naked for Halloween by Edith Hawkes Fallen Angel (Deadly Whispers #2) by Elianne Adams Sweet Vidalia by Gen Gericault Let the Bodice Hit the Floor by Jacqueline Sweet Hunter's Moon (Silvertip Shifters/Black Mesa Wolves) by J.K. Harper A Ghost Of A Chance by JM Klaire Hell or High Water by Kit Fawkes Claim Me Cowbear by Liv Brywood Her Dragon Protector by Olivia Arran The Lion's Halloween Baby by Scarlett Grove The Night Shift by Suki Selborne
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.
Shifters in the Spring
Author: J. K. Harper, Jacqueline Sweet, Ariana Hawkes, J. M. Klaire, Anya Nowlan, Liv Brywood, Olivia Arran, Edith Hawkes, Elianne Adams, Ellia Leigh, Scarlett Grove, Alyse Zaftig, Claire Ryann, Gericault, Auriella Skye, Cynthia Fox
ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME! 16 Brand-New, Exclusive, Stand-Alone Paranormal Romances. Never before released! Spring is in the air and these sexy shifters are on the prowl! From passionate tiger shifters with secret babies, to possessive bears desperate to rescue their mates, to a leopard shifter ready for a second chance at romance, to dragons with secret pregnancies--these books have it all and you won't find them anywhere else. Click now and make spring the season of the shifter!
Gemma is a woman whose never been sure of what exactly it is that she wants, but she knows what she doesn't want. One of those things is being told what to do by men who are far too hot and far too self-involved to be real.Devon Bluewing has it all. He's one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, he's the head of his family and most important of all, he's a dragon. And dragons know exactly what they want.Right now, what he wants and what he needs might just be the same thing. Or the same person, more like. When Devon's place in the dragon council is questioned, he must act fast. Luckily, the curvy, sexy goldsmith from the town his family lords over is just at the right place at the right time. She will be made his bride, and whether or not she has a say in it remains yet to be seen.When dangers swirl around them, Devon and Gemma must decide fast what they are and what they will become. Rivals? Or lovers?
Bride of the Dragon
Author: Patricia Phillips
As the bravest knights in the land competed in Stoneham Magna's jousting tournament, Isobel marveled at their prowess. She was pleased when her stepbrother Lionel seemed to be winning the tourney, but her heart filled with dread when he was challenged by Morgan of Nels, the infamous Dragon Knight. To her horror, Lionel wagered all he owned on the match. And when the Dragon Knight proved the champion, Isobel suddenly found herself betrothed to the Welsh warrior.
The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
Fast Food Nation
Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
Author: Mark Essig
Publisher: Basic Books
Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend—yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned as filthy, lazy brutes. As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What’s more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril. Tracing the interplay of pig biology and human culture from Neolithic villages 10,000 years ago to modern industrial farms, Essig blends culinary and natural history to demonstrate the vast importance of the pig and the tragedy of its modern treatment at the hands of humans. Pork, Essig explains, has long been a staple of the human diet, prized in societies from Ancient Rome to dynastic China to the contemporary American South. Yet pigs’ ability to track down and eat a wide range of substances (some of them distinctly unpalatable to humans) and convert them into edible meat has also led people throughout history to demonize the entire species as craven and unclean. Today’s unconscionable system of factory farming, Essig explains, is only the latest instance of humans taking pigs for granted, and the most recent evidence of how both pigs and people suffer when our symbiotic relationship falls out of balance. An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we like it or not.
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Aesop
Part of the Pelican Big Books series, this book contains a collection of Aesop's fables. The teaching focus is on comparing and contrasting the two titles of each story and on the story themes and morals. The series has been specifically written for the shared reading part of the literacy hour and supports the genre requirements of the National Literacy Strategy.